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, they will be arguing for his power to be curbs. there is a big discussion. in the u.s., and they are investigating. tomorrow and the next days and weeks are going to be fascinating in that respect. >> as always, we thank you very much. on to libya now, where rebels have claimed victory in the battle for a strategic town. there are conflicting reports about whether or not they have complete control of the town which has been held since gaddafi -- by gaddafi since march. most of the gaddafi forces are said to be retreating west. rebels say 12 fighters were killed and hundreds wounded. the capture would mark a major rebel breakthrough in their bid to push westward. the foreign ministers of europe have been meeting in brussels to discuss the situation in syria. they are considering a series of measures to resolve the standoff between the president and his opponent. in syria itself, anti-government protests are continuing, and activists are warning of potential civil war in the country. >> syria was top of the agenda in brussels today. eu foreign ministers pressured the president assad to reform or ste
appears to be following -- the falling apart due to the credibility of the accuser. there is a big trade dispute going on right now. the european union and mexico which took objection to the abuse of quotas, china must either appeal the ruling or comply by removing the restririctio. failure to do so will enable the u.s. to respond with trade sanctions. they are used in the electrical appliances and predominantly in ththe stl industry. the banking system could also be headed for some big trouble. they have failed to keeeep track of economic stimulus funds. the total value could be well over 300 billion euros. the scale of such loans could pose a threat to china of's entire banking system and the risk exposure could change the credit outlook. the trade manufacturer has plans to cut more than 1400 jobs. a move that will eliminate half of the entire work force. the decision comes after they failed to win a major contract to build more than 1000 train carriages in britain. >> of the contract is part of the plan to upgrade the rail lines. the consortium won the final better. the contract calls
in the senate for us. how does austerity look for ordinary italians? >> the big weakness of this budget is it puts off some many of the cuts and tax increases until 2013, 2014. that is not coincidental. there is a general election in june 2013. all of this will have to be done by the next government. in the meantime, there is going to be a gaming tax, increased health charges, cuts in pensions, but only for the highest pensions -- and in italy, pensions are pretty generous. this is not a budget which in the short-term is going to lead anybody into destitution. >> in other news, syrian pro- democracy activists say government forces have killed at least nine people as protests against the president continue. reports indicate the military crackdown on opposition activists in damascus and hana. police have arrested members of opposition supporters. non-governmental organizations say at least 1600 people have been killed since the uprising began four months ago. 13 turkish soldiers have been killed in an attack in the southeast of the country. officials say kurdish militants ambushed troops.
on chancellor merkel's viewpoint. >> angela merkel warned that people should not be expecting one big, spectacular solution. this is a long, ongoing process. it is a matter of small steps. we have to make sure that greece becomes competitive again, that it gets its debt down, and that will not be achieved with one big, spectacular step. president medvedev also had some words to say on the euro. he says he is cautiously optimistic that it will pull through. he says it is an extortion attempt, said nations have never tried before, and it is wishing europe bloc -- he said it is an extraordinary attempts, such that nations have never tried before, and he is pushing europe luck. >> some clouds on the horizon. a closely watched survey said dennis analysts and institutional investors are in anticipating a weaker performance in the months to come -- a closely watched survey said analysts and institutional investors are anticipating a weaker performance in the months to come. use 9 last month. crisis, could spread to italy. however, the drop in german expectations may not translate to weaker e
this big high pressure system covering japan. so we're looking at intense sunshine again. but with the heat of the day, we'll certainly be seeing some sporadic afternoon showers. across china, showery weather for northeastern china, and then we've got this very long seasonal rain band affecting the korean peninsula. could get quite intense for you again, north korea as well as jiangsu and an hui, as much as 100 millimeters. flooding is going to be a big, big concern as it has been raining for days. then down towards the southern end of china it remains fairly unsettled. in and around guanxie, hainan island, plenty of showers to be had across indo china as well. 25 degrees in chongqing today. seoul 25, another rapy day. and tokyo is going to be hot and steamy at 32. now we head into north america. very long frontal system impacting north america. today we've got lots of showers developing here across the lower midwest, the plains states up towards the northern rockies. particularly severe near this low pressure system from montana and across illinois as well. significant rain to be found fro
in business news. big losses on stock markets overnight. >> indeed, catherine. europe and wall street sliding overnight. new york stocks tumbled on monday on growing concerns that greece's fiscal problems could spread to other european countries such as italy and spain. the dow jones industrial average lost more than 180 points at one stage, closing the day at 12,505, down 151 points from friday's finish. sell orders surged for a wide range of issues. earlier in the day, european stocks were down across the board. market sources say investors are speculating eu stress tests for regional lenders could reveal problems that are weighing down on italian banks. results will be announced later this week. italy's long-term bond prices have plummeted on the speculation. >>> now let's go check on tokyo shares after a considerable setback on wall street and continued concerns in europe. we go to ramin mellegard who is at the tokyo stock exchange. italy emerging as the next big story. >> very good morning to you, ai. we're really seeing that reflected in the markets here at the open boat the nikkei down
the measure. >> there are so many big problems, especially in my age group. we have to rethink the entire system. >> with this austerity program, when is our economy going to grow again? this economy will never grow again. >> some economists say the measures will dampen growth. something had to be done. it today's overall debt is among the highest in europe. markets will keep a close eye on the country until the austerity measures start showing results. >> european stocks slid on a friday and posted their biggest weekly loss in four months. the german benchmark index closed in positive territory. across the atlantic, the dow jones industrial managed to close the day in positive territory. the euro is trading with $1 at $1.46. barack obama has warned that time is running out on raising the a limit the -- raising the limit on the amount of debt the u.s. can have. a decision is needed to avoid a possible default in early august. billy could mean a rise in interest rates in- -- failure could mean a rise in interest rates. more news with brian thomas. >> western and regional powers have given
greece in hopes of protecting big ones. >> the threat today is for the whole eurozone, so we need to find a solution. >> ministers signed off on what they hope will be part of the new solution, the new bailout fund that will kick in from 2013, but as they all know, a lot could change before then. >> our brussels correspondent has been following the discussions by the eurozone finance ministers in brussels. can you tell us what has come out of today's debt crisis talks? >> the formal agreement on anything has now been pushed back into another meeting of finance ministers later this month, but they have been discussing a lot. of course, the focus has been on greece and the question of a second bailout for greece. is it possible? how much will be needed? when will it be triggered? and, crucially, should private bondholders take their share responsibly? should there be obliged to extend their lines of credit to greece to put off the evil day when they will need a second bailout and call in their dead? the ecb, the european central bank, thinks that is stretching it to try to get that agreemen
growth area. it's a big growth is in the mobile sector and not in the pc market which had to lower the expectations for the pc business for the months ahead. there is a mixed outlook and that is the reason why the stock of intel is losing in the thursday session. >> what other shares or stories are standing out in the session? >> basically, we got extremely good numbers if you compare them to expectations from morgan stanley, the last big american bank to come out with earnings. the stock is trading up by 1.9%. that helps to support financial stocks and wall street. we had a pretty gloomy outlook from pepsi. they had decent numbers for the past but the outlook is a bit disappointing. that stock is one of the bigger losers with a drop of about 5%. >> thank you very much. staying with earnings, things are looking up for american express. cardholders spend a record amount in the second quarter of this year and that sent profits surging to over $1.3 billion. this was a bit of a comeback. many corporate clients cut back on spending during business trips during the financial crisis and f
france big 3. germany is gearing up for thehe tour de france. the coach says the team will have to fine-tune its strategy. the german women may be failing to live up to their status. they are sticking to the game plan. the players are looking to improve. >> we have to start playing proper football. straight out attacking the banks so far, we've slipped up on making the final bass and converting our chances -- making the fina pass onrtinour ch if we can donce time. >>ngermy'ud eng. atold ofhe neplaaoe n n lltoy t hepackard set up operations here years ago. the company has invesd the 3miion euros here and continues for the work force of more than 2000. us the openness, meaning t attitude of the people, and the bience of thepele, and of the city. you love had a good mixf naturally, that hasadusor open to strangers or to rene. >> po companies with strong economic growth and low taxe they bef from the strategic locationon at eze borders right into the middle of europe. while some europeanouri are focused on getting their finances in order, poland is european s socce championship, icis chting
to translate into a big business opportunity, with adventure sports companies mushrooming across the country. 220 kilometres north of new delhi is rishikesh; a popular spot for an adrenaline soaked spot of white water rafting. >>you are just 4-5 hours away from delhi, so close to it, but still you feel you are so away from it. it's another world >>many local people have joined this industry. the rafts have become cheaper, and the government offers many subsidies and cheap loans. that's why the prices we charge customers have fallen too. >>reporter: hardcore enthusiasts are adding and promoting new competitive events every year. at the bangalore adventure race, competitors combined cycling with rock climbing to push the limits of endurance. >>we're about 5 hours into the race, and we're at the bouldering area. and this is one of the most difficult part of the race today. the participants have already cycled 50 kilometres, and 12 kilometres of very, very technical trail. they're cramping, and they can't lift their legs, and their arms are tired. >>this is my first adventure race. i've always b
as the big three, and command a 93% share of the market. they look at the books of businesses and countries and judge how able they are to pay back financial observations. in a complex internet -- international economy, this information is vital to investors. when the bretton woods system of monetary management fell apart in the 1970's, the role of ratings agencies became even more important. the u.s. government gave them the task of assuring financial reliability. the european union has also require banks to increase capital in line with risk exposure. that risk is measured by the ratings agencies. >> the influence of ratings agencies lies on the one hand in the way their evaluation system has been incorporated into legislation. on the other hand, many business contracts are tied to the marks of the ratings agencies. that means certain private investors will only invest if there is a certain rating. >> one such example is the insurance giant allianz, which relies on ratings agencies to invest huge amounts of capital. but that system historically failed on a massive scale and when the agenc
the political spectrum how the big sector pensions need to be reformed. we need to do that in a reasonable way. >> the strike was the largest in britain for many years. unions said the action might be followed by larger protests later this year when a major public spending sector cuts are expected to begin to bite. >> human-rights activists and syria say security forces have killed at least 19 people in the north of thee country in the past 40 hours. the regime of president assad has move forces to stop refugees from fleeing into turkey. protests against the government continue across the country. hundreds of protesters took to the streets of all. for the first time. in a border town, sir joseph -- soldiers used tear gas. more than 30 people have died as a result of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. -- more than 130 people have died as a result of the crackdown. jibral said he respected the german abstention in the u.n. vote but action is needed as the war against muammar gaddafi drags on. >> thursday was the third time that the german foreign ministry has meet with the leader of t
their salaries. there are not job opportunities. people are not able to get back to normal life. that is the big challenge for the national transitional council. in west libya, the fighting is going on. there is a gap and a difference between the east and west libya. >> us talk about the facebook generation. how much of a difference is it making in libya? >> it is interesting to me, the rebels. they are the generation of facebook. the people fighting now are those who used to chat on facebook. this helps indication between them. even to get international attention by spreading videos and photos. the proof of that was that gaddafi shut down the internet. in the gaza, they are getting access again. >> what can the international community to to support the rebels? >> the most important thing is that they recognize the national transitional council as the traditional -- legitimate representative of the libyan people. that is the most important thing. they will meet in is a symbol. they will work to support the libyans financially. -- they will meet in istanbul. >> what can germany due to support the
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